Ziad Awad is the CEO of Awad Capital
, an independent Dubai-based, DFSA-regulated financial services firm specializing in M&A, corporate finance and capital markets advisory. Ziad has more than 20 years of investment banking experience, and has advised on around US$100 billion of M&A and half a trillion of capital markets transactions, mostly for sovereign borrowers including the U.K., Germany, France, and Belgium. Prior to founding Awad Capital in 2013, Awad held a number of senior positions with Bank of America and Merrill Lynch in Dubai, and with Goldman Sachs in Dubai, London and Paris. His career spans M&A, with specializations in industrials, energy and power, as well as the debt capital markets and trading businesses.